2001 Honda Civic Engine cuts out at 4k RPM

  • 2001 HONDA CIVIC
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • 146,000 MILES
My Fiancé was driving the car and when the tachometer reached 4k rpm's, the engine acted as though it hit the governor/rev limiter. Also, randomly the car will die (not very often) sitting and sometimes driving down the road. I suspected it was a fuel filter problem, so I go into my local car parts store and aske for a fuel filter. They tell me the car does not have one! Ive never herd of a car not having a fuel filter, they said the fuel filter was the V-tech system (i dont believe this). The car idles extremely low (well below normal) at about 200-100 RPM's! Iam still trying to find out about this *non existent* fuel filter, is there anything else that could be causing this problem?
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Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 AT 12:30 PM

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Hi JesTerI3,

The fuel filter is intank, infact the fuel pump housing is the fuel filter.

For the symptoms described, seems the Throttle Position sensor is faulty or out of adjustment. It could be the PCM as well.

Get a scan dne to retrieve for trouble codes and let me know the exact code if any found.

The low idling speed is most likely due to a dirty throttle body and IAC. Get them cleaned and retest.
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Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 AT 9:35 AM

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